The number of active cases comprises 1.50 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.18 per cent.
The active cases further declined to 6, 43,194 comprising 2. 14 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96. 56 per cent.
A total of 22,17,320 tests, the highest in a day, were conducted on Tuesday taking the cumulative number so far in the country to 33,48,11,496, while the daily positivity declined to 9.42%.
The active cases further reduced to 30,27,925 comprising 11.63 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 87.25 per cent.
The supplies include about 10,000 vials of injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits and several thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin C and other necessary tablets.
As many as 1,32,76,039 recoveries have been reported so far, out of which 1,67,457 were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the latest Union Health Ministry data.
India now has 2,031,977 active cases while the country has 15.3 million confirmed cases -- the second-highest after the United States.
He also said that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far, while 23 crore tests have been conducted.
The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day. The COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,67,741 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.30 per cent.
India has also detected the Brazilian strain of the virus in one person, said ICMR director general Balram Bhargava.
There is enough evidence to suggest it has reached most corners of India and there is community transmission, say experts.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,59,02,137 samples have been tested up to August 23 with 6,09,917 samples being tested on Sunday.
There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The Iranian government, however, has not yet given permission for it. An estimated 1,200 Indians, mostly students and pilgrims, are in Iran currently.